The rap against "while True:" loops

Tim Rowe digitig at
Fri Oct 16 19:20:39 CEST 2009

2009/10/15 Steven D'Aprano <steve at>:

>> And with enough static analysis to guarantee that the break will be
>> reached? I think it would be a bit much to expect Python to solve the
>> halting problem!

Not to what I thought was being proposed -- it seemed to make the
break mandatory, not merely the only clean way to exit.

Tim Rowe

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